Digital Input/Output (I/O) Bus for Simulators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N61339-03-P-0304
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1085
Amount: $69,889.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
619 East 8th Street, Suite D, Lawrence, KS, 66044
DUNS: 961721610
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Johnson
 Vice President of Enginee
 (785) 832-8866
 davej@pinnaclet.com
Business Contact
 Donna Johnson
Title: President
Phone: (785) 832-8866
Email: donnaj@pinnaclet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The team of Pinnacle Technology, Inc. and Aviation Simulation Technology, Inc. (AST) will design a distributed digital input/output (I/O) bus to replace the cumbersome discrete wire bundle used in all commercial and military flight simulators. A smallelectronics module will be designed to interface with the digital I/O bus and provide a generic set of inputs and outputs. Each instrument, flight control, and panel in the simulator cockpit will then be equipped with a different specialized adaptation ofthis generic bus node, which will perform analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion and will relay data between the simulator cockpit and external computer equipment via the shared I/O bus. This will eliminate the unwieldy wire bundleand associated

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